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Count number of views of PDF

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New to Google Analytics and need to count the number of times a pdf is viewed from our website.  I've fumbled around a bit, but the numbers being returned are either really high (like 30-40) when I'm likely the only one accessing the pdf on 2 - 3 devices or only 1 or 2 when I have accessed from 3 different devices (2 on same internal network and 1 via cellular).  Can someone guide me?  

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Re: Count number of views of PDF

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Hi David,
You'll need to use events for this (or you can use pageviews):
However, this wont always be 100% accurate as you're ultimately only tracking a click on a download button or link and this can be done multiple times.